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Reading files stored in the Linux Partition from Windows partition on a dual-boot PC

 
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The bartender reminded me gently (may be not so gently) not to hijack a thread which I thought was related. So I am starting a new thread. Here we go:
I have a dual boot laptop with Windows XP Professional installed on one partition and RedHat Fedora Core 4 on another. I can access anything I want from my Windows partition while I am using Linux using auto mount. Is there something similar that I can do on the Windows side while I am working in Windows to access the Linux partition?
Any thoughts/advice anyone?
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Bharat
 
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The first question to ask is what filesystem are you using on linux?
ext3, reiserfs, ext2, xfs, ...
There are open-source drivers to access these.
Google: ext3 windows driver i.e.
 
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Hello Stefan,
Thanks for answering. The file system that I am using is ext3. I searched on Google for solutions. The good new is that, as you pointed out, there are a number of open source solutions out there. Which one should I use based on your experience.
Any pointers anyone?
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Sorry, but my experience told me it would be a medium security risk, to let windows access my linux partitions and decided to live without it.

Of course a virus could install this driver, so I don't have absolute with my way too.

I use a small vfat-filesystem to store files which need to be exchanged, but of course I have to push the files from linux there, and can't spontanously poll a file from linux to windows, when I recognize I need it.

Perhaps someone else has some recommendation?
[ March 24, 2006: Message edited by: Stefan Wagner ]
 
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I agree.. I would not risk it.

If you want to share files, make a partition that is FAT. You can read and write from *nix and obviously windows too.
 
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